Join legendary climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest, on a six-mile hike up Dercum Mountain. —Photo courtesy of Brian Smith
Present Box: Jonathan Mason, July 20 to July 24
Think of this installation as a work of artistic synesthesia. During the interactive sense-blending exhibition, Colorado artist Jonathan Mason pairs seven musical notes with seven different colors, so guests can choose a combination of hues to...
July 20 2016, 12:32 PM
Inspiration Point Park
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
1. Top of the Town | Your choice
Why: Our perennial Top of the Town feature is on newsstands now with picks from our editors and readers on all the things that make Denver, well, awesome. There are plenty of options that are gratis, too, like our favorite sunrise hike (Mt. Flora) and readers'...
July 7 2016, 4:30 PM
Participants chow down on burning barbecue at a wing-eating contest.
—Photo courtesy of Ghost BBQ & Spirits
Ghost Pepper Wing-Eating Contest, June 30
The competition will really heat up during this food-focused battle of endurance. Look on as contestants devour wings covered in spicy ghost pepper sauces—the eater who makes it through every plate will take home $50 and dinner for two. While you watch...
June 29 2016, 12:44 PM
Experience the daily life of a child in Ethiopia or the Dominican Republic during this immersive guided tour.
—Image courtesy of Compassion International
The Compassion Experience, June 24 to June 27
Embark upon an empathetic journey to Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic during this immersive cross-cultural experience. Visitors take on the role of children in each developing country and experience both sadness and hope as they use audio headsets...
June 23 2016, 9:39 AM
This old-school pinewood derby dishes out healthy competition with a side of beer and barbecue. —Image courtesy of Rich Bowen.
Electric Bike Expo, June 17 to June 19
Whether you're a weekend warrior or a daily commuter, hopping on one of these alternative two-wheelers means you don't need to be a pro to keep up with the peloton. With a selection of more than 100 different electric-assist bicycles by Trek, Focus, Gazelle...
June 16 2016, 12:44 PM
—Photo courtesy of Ace Eat Serve
GoPro Mountain Games, June 9–12
Dive, splash, and ride into summer with this smorgasbord of outdoor events. Enjoy four days of adventure sports competitions in more than 25 disciplines, including everything from the Steep Creek Kayak Championship and Slackline Invitational to the Bouldering...
June 9 2016, 9:50 AM
Bouldering at the GoPro Mountain Games 2015.
—Photo by Logan Robertson Photography / Courtesy of the Vail Valley Foundation
1. High Line Canal | Your Choice
Why: This 71-mile path is about to get a makeover—with your help. Take a tour on two-wheels or by foot to make up your mind on proposed improvements or to come up with one of your own.
2. Make Music Denver | June 21
Why: It’s practically a rite of summer to...
June 1 2016, 2:45 PM
Do a blind tasting of beers from local brewmasters and enjoy sweet treats from Little Man Ice Cream at this fund-raiser for Cambodian students. —Image courtesy of Wil Steward.
Founder Fights, May 20
Ever had the urge to punch your boss? You might not be alone—but now you can take a swing for a good cause. As a part of Boulder Startup Week, the first-ever Founder Fights will invite top company founders—entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and creatives, all of whom have...
May 19 2016, 7:52 AM